Before and After Pictures
This is the customer’s attic before adding more insulation. They had 4-5 inches of blown-in fiberglass (R-12). The joists running across the attic were easily visible, a sure sign that more attic insulation is needed.
These are what recessed lights look like from the attic. As a safety precaution, insulation should never come in contact with the recessed lights. They put off heat and that heat must be allowed to escape. If they are partially or fully enclosed with insulation, it doesn’t allow the light to properly cool off. This could potentially cause the light to overheat and ruin it, or the heat could build up to the point of becoming a fire hazard. At Best Property Improvements we take this very seriously and proper barriers are put in place to prevent insulation from coming in contact with any heat producing elements in the attic.
Before adding more insulation, existing insulation in pulled away from any heat producing elements (recessed lights in this picture) and these aluminum barriers are fastened around them to prevent the insulation from coming in contact with them. This allows the heat producing element to properly cool off and prevents the risk of overheating or causing a fire hazard.
These rulers are stapled into the attic so that our insulation technicians can measure the additional insulation while they are blowing it in. This allows our technicians to get a nice even layer of insulation in your attic.
This is the finished product. It’s nothing exciting or even cool to look at, but the excitement comes when you start getting lower gas and electric bills. In this attic, our technicians added just over 10 inches of insulation (R-30).